Edo Governorship: Buhari assured me of his support – Obaseki
The embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari to present his form seeking re-election
After the meeting, the governor told journalists that President Buhari “assured me of his support.”Mr Obaseki, who is in a political battle with the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, told the president he has the support of Edo indigenes for his re-election.
The visit to the president comes weeks ahead of the June 22 APC governorship primary.Mr Obaseki’s main challenger for the APC ticket is Osagie Ize-Iyamu who is believed to have the backing of Mr Oshiomhole, a former Edo governor and labour leader.Mr Obaseki, who briefed State House reporters on the purpose of the visit, said it was essential of him to brief the president on his re-election bid.
The visit to the president comes a day after Mr Obaseki and six other APC governors visited party leader, Bola Tinubu, to seek his support.Mr Tinubu, an influential leader of the APC, is a key ally of Mr Oshiomhole and supported him when Mr Oshiomhole was under pressure to be removed as APC chairman.
“The president was quite warm, was quite welcoming when I showed him my special interest forms, he looked through it and attest to that he will not have to go through this again and wished me good luck and assured me of his support,” Mr Obaseki said.Frosty relationship
While speaking on his frosty relationship with Mr Oshiomhole, he downplayed the possible threats Mr Ize-Iyamu portends to his chances at emerging the party flagbearer.President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO CREDIT: bayoomoboriowo]“We believe that because of a connection which we have created with our people, we have no doubt in our minds that we will win any elections: direct, indirect, or general elections in Edo State.
“The problem in Edo is not from within Edo, it is from outside. So I don’t see the person I am competing or contesting against, he is not in Edo, he is in Abuja.“It is unfortunate, the position he (Oshiomiole) has taken I believe that he was misguided, well not properly guided, and as governor and his governor, it is my responsibility to seek peace for my state and with all my citizens,” the embattled governor said in a veiled remark at possibly seeking to make peace with this predecessor.
Meanwhile, almost at the same time the story of Mr Obaseki’s visit to the Aso Villa broke, sources at the APC national secretariat in Abuja confirmed the arrival of some members of the party’s Progressives Governors Forum to meet the national chairman and members of the party national working committee.
The purpose of the meeting has not been ascertained but it is believed to be focused on the feud between Mr Oshiomhole and his mentee-turned-rival, Mr Obaseki.Among the sighted faces at the secretariat were the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; the governor of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu; the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, among others.
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LoL with his support you will lose if the people dont want you And any Nigerian politician worth his salt, knows that those assurances mean diddly squat... Buhari is not going to force Edo people to vote for you,your work will vote for you,even if OfficialAPCNg did not present you as their candidate Wo n tan e
Same way he assured Ambode. You can never win a direct primary Obaseki, Really! He assured you e... Stay there EdoStateGov ,you will soon find yourself out. So he will assure me when I present my Form next week..Doesn't mean he's giving you special treatment of backing And you believe am? Hmmm. If you like nor go get plan B. Dem go turn you to Ambo.
Pls do not believe Will Buhari vote u in.... Sammer! How do you expect him reply to your visits? He's more matured, he believes much in the electorates than your expectations. Such a shameful statement, Buhari now represents Edo People. Arrogant and Callous Governor. He will come n vote for u abi? The dead one ? 😂
open ur eyes , ur popularity will speak for u , pmb is for everybody See mumu report Doesn't this border on a free and fair election. You have obviously stated the template Is it the people of Edo or Buhari that'll elect you as governor? Wake him up from his nightmare 🤣 Full of lies If only his support has clout.
Then you're on your own!! Just like the one he gave Ambode! Obaseki always speak of Buhari. Buhari said this, said that.. its d people that will vote, not Buhari You have e not leaent a lesson the same assursnce he gave to Ibikunle Amosun before he was being stoned at stadium. The game is over for Godwin,your grassroots had rooten!
Win primary first nah The lesson they will teach this Obaseki no go be here oooo.....this one dont even know the A B C of politics Remember, he also assured Ambode until the ticket was taken from him Abeg go and test your popularity and leave Buhari out of your matter... ofcourse, after you get the ticket.
Like he assured then Governor AMOSUN candidate of his support last year! Mugu and baby politician obaseki. .....see talk,wen votes no de count for here....🤔 And your results assure you of failure....? I follow back immediately
JUST IN: Edo Governorship: Obaseki meets with BuhariThe embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari to present his form seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
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Edo APC primary: Obaseki meets with President BuhariGovernor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state on Monday visited President Muhammadu Buhari. The visit is coming ahead of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, scheduled fo… 2🐒 I like obaseki,he should do the needful and retain his sit by doing the needful.its all about politics.mobilise all APC governors in their final term.they will lead him to victory. No redemption..
Edo primary: APC govs to meet Tinubu over ObasekiWhy? They dont need him cos they said he can't be in Lagos and be controlling Edo. Obaseki will learn like ambode. Lol... Obaseki may find it very difficult if Tinubu turns his back towards him. Tinubu is party he won't do otherwise. I smell Amobde defeat on obaseki. Such meeting will make no sense..In Lagos State, d popular AmbodeTreatment succeeded because of d Jagabans' interest...Now Oshiobaba has similar interest as to who bcoms d next Edo State Gov..And as d Party's National Chair, I think Tinubu wil want to respect his opinion here..
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Edo: APC governors back Obaseki for second termSome governors, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have thrown their weight behind Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State ahead of the party’s governorship primary in the state s… OfficialAPCNg Obaseki make peace with your national Chairman or kiss goodbye to ur position because oshiomhole will not give u they party ticket OfficialAPCNg It may be surpriseing but PDP may win this election OfficialAPCNg Why didn't they caution him when he was causing trouble? Are the APC governors also delegates at the Edo primaries?